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Re: TV thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:27 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:For those of you rocking that LG (or my Neo QLED), you are doing yourself a disservice if you are not watching Tiny World on Apple TV+ in 4k. I finally watched the Reef episode last night, and it changed my life.


What shows do you recommend if I'm rocking an 8 year old, non-smart Samsung 1080p
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:41 pm

Derwood wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:For those of you rocking that LG (or my Neo QLED), you are doing yourself a disservice if you are not watching Tiny World on Apple TV+ in 4k. I finally watched the Reef episode last night, and it changed my life.


What shows do you recommend if I'm rocking an 8 year old, non-smart Samsung 1080p

Columbo reruns.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:44 pm

Derwood wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:For those of you rocking that LG (or my Neo QLED), you are doing yourself a disservice if you are not watching Tiny World on Apple TV+ in 4k. I finally watched the Reef episode last night, and it changed my life.


What shows do you recommend if I'm rocking an 8 year old, non-smart Samsung 1080p


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Postby CubinNY » Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:05 pm

Overall, very entertaining and over-the-top season of The Boys that I enjoyed a lot. The show is probably the best satire of current culture since Heller's, Catch-22.
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Postby Soul » Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:04 am

If you have even a passing interest in true crime stories, you should watch Girl in the Picture.
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WrigleyField 22 wrote:Man if your TV mount comes off that easy it's a good thing you did it then before it crushes a toddler.


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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Jul 20, 2022 6:46 pm

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Obviously this is real but the trailer looks like a more serious remake of Ted Lasso. Cant wait to watch
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Postby Soul » Sun Jul 24, 2022 2:53 pm

Probably been discussed by I really liked what they did in Season 3 of The Boys. The show is at its peak right now.
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Postby The Logan » Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:55 pm

Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.
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Postby cl smooth » Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:01 pm

The Logan wrote:Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.


have two more episodes to go. horsefeathering love it!
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Re: TV thread

Postby The Logan » Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:26 pm

cl smooth wrote:
The Logan wrote:Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.


have two more episodes to go. horsefeathering love it!


You're in for a treat with your next episode.
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Re: TV thread

Postby squally1313 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:53 pm

The Logan wrote:
cl smooth wrote:
The Logan wrote:Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.


have two more episodes to go. horsefeathering love it!


You're in for a treat with your next episode.

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The half hour stretch of episode 7 going into the opening monologue of episode 8 is the best non-Saul/BB stretch of television I've watched in a long time.
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Re: TV thread

Postby The Logan » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:31 pm

squally1313 wrote:
The Logan wrote:
cl smooth wrote:
have two more episodes to go. horsefeathering love it!


You're in for a treat with your next episode.

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The half hour stretch of episode 7 going into the opening monologue of episode 8 is the best non-Saul/BB stretch of television I've watched in a long time.


100% agree.

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I know they broke up clips in Episiode 7 with a brief blackout which, right off the bat, kudos for Hulu for putting in any commercials over the parts of that episode to not kill the drama. I'm sure that they cut camera and picked up during those blackouts but even when you see it pick back up it looks seamless and really doesn't break the illusion of the one-shot take. Regardless if they broke it up, each of those segments being done in one shot is unreal considering:

a) the high amount of drama and activity occurring everywhere in that place on and off camera and

b) the fact that it's a practical location so getting the entire cast in there along with the camera op is just grade A magnificent cinematography and direction

As for the opening monologue in Episode 8, nothing could make me turn away. Jeremy Allen White deserves all the awards. Just an incredible performance throughout the whole season capped off by that moment.
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Postby Proven Veteran » Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:48 pm

The Logan wrote:Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.

Where did it get mixed reviews? It has 100% on rotten tomatoes.
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Re: TV thread

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Proven Veteran wrote:
The Logan wrote:Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.

Where did it get mixed reviews? It has 100% on rotten tomatoes.


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Speaking for myself, my experience with 'mixed reviews' has been Chicago based twitter accounts picking it apart on some of the details not being either Chicago accurate (the 773 tattoo standing out) or beef shop kitchen accurate (the chefs at Mr Beef aspiring to work in Michelin star restaurants). While I picked up on those things (River North is not at all a mixed income neighborhood, weirdly shooting the gun in the air at the end of one of those episodes was pretty cringey), did not at all ruin the show for me.
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Re: TV thread

Postby Brian707 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:58 pm

squally1313 wrote:
Proven Veteran wrote:
The Logan wrote:Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.

Where did it get mixed reviews? It has 100% on rotten tomatoes.


Spoiler for details

Spoiler: show
Speaking for myself, my experience with 'mixed reviews' has been Chicago based twitter accounts picking it apart on some of the details not being either Chicago accurate (the 773 tattoo standing out) or beef shop kitchen accurate (the chefs at Mr Beef aspiring to work in Michelin star restaurants). While I picked up on those things (River North is not at all a mixed income neighborhood, weirdly shooting the gun in the air at the end of one of those episodes was pretty cringey), did not at all ruin the show for me.



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Plus you never refer to something within the city limits as Chicagoland. But all of what you said shouldn't take away from a very enjoyable first season
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Re: TV thread

Postby The Logan » Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:02 pm

Proven Veteran wrote:
The Logan wrote:Finished up The Bear yesterday. Easily one of my new favorite shows. I know it's got mixed reviews, though mostly positive, but man it got to me emotionally in the end. One of the most compelling shows I've watched in the last few years.

Where did it get mixed reviews? It has 100% on rotten tomatoes.


When I meant mixed I meant they were mostly good, but some were of the "It was good but I wasn't blown away" variety. Like folks who would give it a 6 or 7 out of 10 type. Haven't seen any truly negative reviews, but a lot of "It was fine" type reviews.
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Postby Bertz » Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:26 pm

I don't know if this got discussed when it first came out but I watched The Afterparty this weekend on Apple. It was fine, but I had much higher hopes going in based on the cast.
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Re: TV thread

Postby The Logan » Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:18 pm

Bertz wrote:I don't know if this got discussed when it first came out but I watched The Afterparty this weekend on Apple. It was fine, but I had much higher hopes going in based on the cast.


I enjoyed it quite a lot, but I forgot all about it until you just brought it up. I liked how each episode played out like a different movie genre. In the end, though, it's quite forgettable.
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Re: TV thread

Postby javy knows my name » Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:18 am

Just finished Severance. Man, I loved it.

This show is having so much fun going off the rails. It doesn't feel like it cares enough to really satirize anything, and it never feels pleased with itself or heavy-handed. Adam McKay should be locked in a room and forced to watch it on repeat.

Love seeing more shows muster big drama despite low stakes!
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